This is a re-post from two years ago, but considering the times in which we live in my heart I felt it was worth a revisit.

The other day my youngest daughter, Tanisha, and I were having a conversation about how she noticed that when you are really being pressed temptation has a way of presenting itself in all shapes, forms, and fashions. Especially, when you have purposed in your heart and refuse to compromise your position when it comes to the word of God. The scriptures tell us that if you resist the devil he will flee. (James 4:7 NKJV) But sometimes that devil is so persistent. So what do you do when he keeps throwing those darts at you? Your shield of faith is up and those darts are coming at the speed of light? James reminds us Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12 NKJV) He gives us a way of escape—He is the way—with Him leading us we can escape…

Found a prayer that I hope will help you when you find yourself in that place.

Dear Lord Jesus, I try hard not to stumble in my walk of faith, but you know the temptations that I face today. I experience desires that lead me away from you. Sometimes the temptation seems too strong for me. The desires seem too powerful to resist. I need your help in this battle. I cannot walk alone, Lord. I need your guidance. My flesh is weak. Please help me. Fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit to give me strength. I cannot make it without you.

Your Word promises that I will not be tempted beyond what I can bear. I ask for your strength to stand up against temptation each and every time I encounter it. Help me to stay awake spiritually so that temptation won’t catch me by surprise. I want to always pray so that I won’t be dragged away by evil desires. Help me keep my spirit well fed with your Holy Word so that I remember you are living in me. And you are greater than every power of darkness and sin that is in the world.

Lord, you overcame Satan’s temptations. You understand my struggle. So I ask for the strength you had when facing Satan’s attacks in the wilderness. Don’t let me be dragged away by my own desires. Let my heart obey your Word. Your Word also tells me you will provide a way of escape from temptation. Please, Lord, give me the wisdom to walk away when I am tempted, and the clarity to see the way out that you will provide. Thank you, Lord, that you are a faithful deliverer and that I can count on your help in my time of need. Thank you for being here for me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

*Prayer found from Mary Fairchild.

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace! 

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